What is Doujin?
In Japanese, “doujin” describes passionate individuals working individually or collectively (in groups known as circles) to self-publish and showcase their works. Originally used to describe literary works, modern doujin is often associated with pop-culture, especially in the creation of comics, games, manga, music and stories.
While doujin products may be sold for a nominal sum, creators in the doujin movement often engage in self-publishing for self-expression rather than for commercial gain. Their products are not distributed commercially, and their volume is limited in scope.
What is Doujin Market?
Doujin Market (or Doujima) is Singapore’s largest pop-culture inspired youth arts fair. It celebrates doujin – fan communities passionate about creating art, the original and derivative fan works that they produce, and their aspirations for self-publishing.
The event is curated and managed by Neo Tokyo Project, a creative collective based in Singapore with more than 7 years of experience in organizing and planning community pop-culture events.
Admission to Doujin Market is FREE.
What can I expect?
This year, Doujin Market takes place at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 406 on 5 – 6 May 2018, and will feature more than 200 doujin circles and independent youth artists from Singapore and around the region.
To foster a culture of self-publishing and to spur entrepreneurship in the arts, Doujin Market will also feature a section for companies in arts education, animation, gaming, production and publishing to share their expertise, their products, and opportunities for collaboration with participating artists at the event.